Broadly speaking, scoliosis is the lateral deviation of the spine. It is a problem that usually appears in childhood and adolescence and causes significant problems and pain for those affected.
Therefore, any advances in this field are of crucial importance, as indicated by Dr. Rafael González Díaz from Avila has just implemented for the first time in a Spanish private clinic.
The Avila surgeon, Head of the Spinal Surgery Department at the Nuestra Señora del Rosario Hospital in Madrid, was the protagonist of a new medical milestone: the first intervention in Madrid’s private health service for the surgical correction of scoliosis using 7D technology, recently performed with success.
It is a new browser that, thanks to a virtual replica of the patient’s spine, allows the surgeon to place the corrective screws with greater precision, significantly reducing the risks, and developed by the team of Dr. González Diaz was integrated.
The truth is that this revolutionary system, guided by artificial vision 7D Surgical images, has only been used in Madrid in a similar operation also performed by Dr. González Díaz and his team, in this case at the Niño Jesús Children’s University Hospital, where he serves as the Service Manager of the Spinal Surgery Department.
“Not only does this new equipment offer greater safety, speed or precision, but it also eliminates the need for intraoperative radiation equipment in the operating room, completely eliminating radiation exposure to the surgeon, patient and OR staff. , points out the specialist, who also emphasizes that this novel device will become an essential ally for operations and the most complex surgical challenges.
Before surgery, the patient undergoes a CT scan, a test used by the 7D surgical system to virtually recreate a topographical map of their anatomy.
From there, and after the surgeon has provided three reference points, the device will indicate the exact orientation for the insertion of the pedicle screws. This registration expires in a few seconds so it can be repeated without interrupting the surgical workflow.
In addition, the system can be quickly recalibrated if the reference matrix has been hit or the patient’s anatomy has been moved, a feature no other navigation system can offer today.
for dr Rafael González, President of the Spanish Spine Society (GEER) and Secretary General of the Ibero-Latin American Spine Society (SILACO), “The surgeon’s head and hands and your experience are the most important things in surgery. This technology, which our surgical unit has, increases safety and protection. Among the browsers that have appeared recently, this is the most effective and accurate. It gives the patient more safety with low radiation and there is no need for a scanner in the operating room, a previous image is enough, which is a real step forward».